Monday, October 25, 2010

(NEWS) 'Indian Scientists To Train In Israel For Nuclear-Plant Security'

"More than 100 senior scientists from India's Tarapur Atomic Power Plant, near Mumbai, will be soon travelling to Israel to get acquainted with the latest developments in safety norms for nuclear plants, a Pakistani paper said Sunday.

The decision to send the team of 130 scientists was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, a report in the Urdu daily Jang said.

Among other decisions taken at the meeting, also attended by the home and defence ministers and the Atomic Energy Commission chief, was to change the security system at the Tarapur plant. According to the report, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was also present at the meeting.

It was decided to appoint the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) former director Joginder Singh as head of a committee to oversee the new security systems, the report said." (source)

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